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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the section of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that addresses the cardiovascular system. The proposed changes incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, update medical terminology, and clarify evaluation criteria where necessary. Where changes to the scientific and/or medical nature of a given condition have been proposed, VA has cited the published, publicly- available sources for these changes. The proposed changes are not a reflection of any particular expert’s comments or recommendations, but were based on published, peer-reviewed materials. Materials from the public forum, held in 2011, are available for public inspection at the Office of Regulation Policy and Management (see the ADDRESSES section of this rulemaking), and other deliberative materials are cited herein.